MARIANO has become the WEAK LINK? MARIANO < KOJI?

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    not sure how much shame there is in getting beat by the best

    that cabrera vs mo AB the other night was as good as it gets

    a baseball classic


    Cabrera had never gotten a hit off Mariano Rivera in six prior at-bats, postseason included, and on the first pitch, he lofted a pop-up toward the first-base dugout.

    The dugout is protected by a railing except for the stairways at both ends. Cabrera’s ball found the perfect sliver of space, falling toward a spot at the far end of the dugout steps, and Lyle Overbay, the Yankees’ first baseman, had nowhere to lean as he reached for it.

    The ball drifted away from Overbay, and the game continued.

    On this night, though, Cabrera had the edge. He fouled two balls off his lower body after the foul pop, and he limped and winced. But when Rivera’s two-seam fastball failed to run in as much as he wanted, Cabrera unloaded on it.

    On the mound, Rivera said, “Wow.”

    “He was kind of limping, and he hit the ball out like that,” Rivera said. “It’s amazing.”
    The ball soared 427 feet, according to ESPN Stats & Info, landing on the netting above Monument Park beyond the center-field wall. It was the farthest shot allowed by Rivera at the new Yankee Stadium, and it tied the score, 3-3.

    The ball soared 427 feet, according to ESPN Stats & Info, landing on the netting above Monument Park beyond the center-field wall. It was the farthest shot allowed by Rivera at the new Yankee Stadium, and it tied the score, 3-3.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/10/sports/baseball/a-limping-cabrera-leaves-rivera-staggered.html?_r=0

     

     

    jeez yanks R starting to look like the sox with these tainted walk offs

     
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    In response to ImagydSportsForTwitter's comment:

    3 straight blown sawes, 3 Hrs in 2 games incl 2 BOMBS by the same playa in consecutiwe games, 3 miles off the fastball, cutter not mowing.. still elite but not on the mount rushmore anymore...he's getting into papelbon territory, no longer in the KOJI class!  LOTS OF pepto bismol when he's in the game now!  koji = old mariano!

      OH brother


     
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    3 straight blown sawes, 3 Hrs in 2 games incl 2 BOMBS by the same playa in consecutiwe games, 3 miles off the fastball, cutter not mowing.. still elite but not on the mount rushmore anymore...he's getting into papelbon territory, no longer in the KOJI class!  LOTS OF pepto bismol when he's in the game now!  koji = old mariano!

    PTTIT..Sealed


     
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    Time and age catches up with all of us. Was Mariano the greatest closer of all time ?  Absolutely.  Is he the best closer today ?  No. But still very good. 

    Stabbed by Foulke.

     
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    Time and age catches up with all of us. Was Mariano the greatest closer of all time ?  Absolutely.  Is he the best closer today ?  No. But still very good. 

    Stabbed by Foulke.




     

    He looks tired, cutter isn't cutting.

     
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    In response to dgalehouse's comment:

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    Time and age catches up with all of us. Was Mariano the greatest closer of all time ?  Absolutely.  Is he the best closer today ?  No. But still very good. 

    Stabbed by Foulke.

     




     

     

    He looks tired, cutter isn't cutting.

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    It gets that way. No one is super human or immortal. Even the best. 

     

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